I’m not a huge fan of bright colours when it comes to #houseplants in my home (any plants that have bright colours like my two cacti or this dude in the photo are always gifts) and if a friend had never gifted me this little #bromeliad I would never have learned how cool these plants are. I’ve had this little orange guy for about five months and it has grown a little pup plant. They like tight pots as their root systems are small and they have a little cup/reservoir that you need to keep filled with fresh water. He’s been super easy to care for - I water thoroughly when he looks dry and I have him by a bright window. He’s currently growing a second pup plant so I’ll be repotting him soon! I still don’t love the orange colour but he’s family now so he’s staying put 😁
Beautiful gift from a good friend for our housewarming. I have the perfect place for it and love how it brings more color into this room. Care instructions seem pretty low maintenance so hopefully I can keep it alive. #bromeliad
I randomly ended up in a Bromeliad nursery this week... I’d never thought much about what goes into growing and selling plants; like, what colors are popular on certain holidays, and how - as fashion changes - so do buyers’ tastes.
And to develop a new variety takes 7years, by the time it’s been put through overwatering, underwatering, darkness etc. to test how viable it is for wholesale transport and surviving in shops and eventually clueless owners’ hands - like mine, who probably do everything wrong.